Cabinet Print

J MacKenzie

The Royal Scots, Glencorse


Cabinet Print of a soldier by J MacKenzie, The Royal Scots, Glencorse

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Archie Foley, Joppa, Edinburgh


The Royal Scots, Glencorse

The Photographer

J MacKenzie appears to have been based with the Royal Scots at Glencorse Barracks, about ten miles south of Edinburgh and two miles north of Penicuik in Midlothian.

The Barracks

Glencorse Barracks were first used in 1803 to hold prisoners from the Napoleonic Wars in 1803.  Most of the barracks have now been rebuilt but the old Guardroom still survives as a clock tower.

Glencorse Barracks are now the HQ of the Army Training Regiment



What medal is being worn by this soldier?


Thank you to John Duncan, Newtongrange, Midlothian, for providing the following answer.

John wrote:

"I think it is a Volunteer Service Medal, which has a dark green ribbon."

John Duncan, Newtongrange, Midlothian, Scotland: October 2006


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